[spectre] Shu Lea Cheang & Mark Amerika exhibition at Furtherfield 31 Aug - 20 Oct 2013

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Wed Jul 10 15:42:36 CEST 2013

Sorry for any cross posting...

Shu Lea Cheang & Mark Amerika exhibition at Furtherfield.

It opens Saturday 31 August 2013, 2-5pm
Duration of show - from 31 Aug - 20 Oct 2013


This exhibition by Mark Amerika (US) and Shu Lea Cheang (TW/US/FR) at 
Furtherfield Gallery marks a significant moment for contemporary art. 
Amerika and Cheang are both 'net native' artists. They share many of the 
obsessions of the growing multitude of artists who have grown up with 
the net since the early 1990s.

They are also big "names"- internationally established artists who 
regularly show their work, to critical acclaim, at contemporary art 
galleries around the world. They have crossed over into the mainstream 
art world whilst maintaining a critical edge.

Amerika is a media artist, novelist, and theorist of Internet and remix 
culture, named a "Time Magazine 100 Innovator" in their continuing 
series of features on the most influential artists, scientists, 
entertainers and philosophers into the 21st Century. http://markamerika.com/

Cheang is a multi-media artist who works with net-based installation, 
social interface and film production. She has been a member of the Paper 
Tiger Television collective since 1981 and 'Brandon' about gender fusion 
and the techno-body was early web based artwork commissioned by the 
Guggenheim Museum (NY). http://www.mauvaiscontact.info/

Both artists continue to shape and be shaped by contemporary networked 
media art cultures of remix, glitch, social and environmental encounters.

+ More information about the artists and the exhibition

At the same time as the exhibition opening we are holding an Open Event 
- Shu Lea Cheang's Seeds Underground Party
Saturday 31 August 2013, 2-5pm

Join us for a seed exchange party where packets of seeds change hands 
and go underground in the fields around Finsbury Park.


A living - breathing - thriving networked neighbourhood -
proud of free culture - claiming it with others ;)

Other reviews,articles,interviews

Furtherfield – online arts community, platforms for creating, viewing,
discussing and learning about experimental practices at the
intersections of art, technology and social change.

Furtherfield Gallery – Finsbury Park (London).

Netbehaviour - Networked Artists List Community.


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